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august 16, 2024

Overland Park Convention Center

6000 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66211

DETAILS

AGENDA

7:00 amRegistration Opens
8:00 amWelcoming Remarks,
Meeting Kickoff
8:30 amSession I Begins,
Exhibit Hall Opens
10:00 amBreak
10:15 amPanel & Audience Discussion
11:45 amBreak
12:00 pmLunch
12:30 pmSTEAM Gallery,
Exhibit Hall
2:00 pmSession II Begins
3:30 pmBreak
3:45 pmBioKansas Startup Pitch Competition
4:00 pmBrewseum Opens
5:00 pmCocktail Bar Opens
6:00 pmDinner, Awards, Keynote Address
8:00 pmMeeting Closes

SESSION INFO

Session I

  • BioFinance 101: industry leaders, investors, and biotechnology business development experts discuss financing, capital needs, sources of capital, and startup-to-growth planning opportunities
  • Basic & Translational Biology: the most recent advancements in bioscience research from cutting-edge universities and laboratories across the region.
  • Biosecurity & Biodefense: hear from experts in biosecurity, biodefense, and biosafety about new and emerging challenges and threats, and innovative new research, solutions, and strategies.
  • Biomanufacturing & Bioinfrastructure: experts in a diverse array of biomanufacturing technologies and approaches will discuss new advances, current trends, and emerging opportunities.
  •  Bioscience in the Community: a session highlighting outreach that brings science, technology, engineering, art, and math out to the community in new and engaging ways.

Panel & Audience Discussion

  • Innovation in the Large Company Context: a discussion by bioscience and technology experts about the value, strategies, and approaches to innovation as a key business activity within the context of larger companies.
  • Where are they now? hear from past BioKansas Pitch competitors and other startup companies and founders about their journey, their progress, and their strategies for success.
  • Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer: professionals in intellectual property, patent law, licensing, and technology transfer will discuss their strategies, perspectives, and unique challenges and opportunities.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Innovation (DEI3): a panel discussion about the importance of DEI as a principal of innovation; and strategies for overcoming the challenges, barriers, and biases that undermine DEI3

STEAM Gallery & Brewseum

  • STEAM Gallery: featuring local artists’ creations and the latest cutting-edge research from across the region: make your mark with interactive group art installations.
  • Brewseum: celebrate the fermentation industry, take part in sensory activities, and taste the biosciences (must be 21+ with valid ID to participate).

Session II

  • Innovation in Agriculture: the latest advances in agricultural science, new products and concepts, and strategies for sustainable agricultural growth.
  • CROs at the Cutting-Edge: hear from regional contract research and contract development and manufacturing organizations about new trends,  resources, challenges, and opportunities for R&D.
  • NSF Engines & Tech Hubs: an informational session to update on the most recent developments and plans for the regional economic development proposals for NSF Engines and Tech Hubs
  • Advances in Bioengineering: the latest science and newest advances in biological engineering, tissue engineering, drug delivery, nanotechnologies, and more. 

to Speak or Present Your Research

PRICING

 

Early (ends July 23)

ONE MORE WEEK!

Regular 

Day-Of  August 16

Industry 

$265 

$325

$425 

Academic / Government

$100 

$125

$225 

Tickets to the Awards Dinner are sold separately at $25/each.